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Jura Red Wine Cask Finish

14th May 2020
Jura launches first whisky in a new Cask Editions series, the Jura Red Wine Cask Finish will be available exclusively from Sainsbury's here in the UK.

Jura Red Wine Cask FinishYou may have already spotted this on the shelves in Sainsbury's here in the UK, the Isle of Jura distillery has released a new Jura Red Wine Cask Finish which in the UK will be exclusively available from the high street supermarket, the new red wine cask finished whisky is the first of a series of Cask Editions which will pay homage to the tiny island community distillery.

Jura Red Wine Cask Finish has been matured in American White Oak ex-Bourbon barrels before being finished in hand-selected European red wine barriques for 18 to 24 months.

Bottled at 40% ABV, it is said to be a balanced and delicate single malt bursting with rich berry flavours, it is described as having enticing aromas of sultanas, creamy caramel and Black Forest fruits. The palate is said to present a pleasing flourish of creamy vanilla, raspberries, strawberries and cinnamon spice.

Each whisky in the new Cask Editions is designed to offer consumers a fresh and simple cask maturation proposition. The series celebrates the connection between the land and the spirit bringing distinct regional and seasonal flavours to the island malt.

Gregg Glass, Whisky Maker & Blender at Jura's parent company, Whyte & Mackay, commented: "In this red wine finished malt we’ve lifted Jura to a new level. We’ve built beautiful balanced layers of richer fruit notes yet stayed true to the heart of our distillery character with its fresher fruit, honeyed and citrussy characteristics. We’re in a unique position to create a red wine finish malt whisky of great balance.

"Our whisky is at the heart of an unbreakable bond between our island, our people and our distillery. This release is no exception and a real crowd pleaser, perfect for sharing with friends and family and toasting special moments. With our whisky we want to offer as many people as possible a truly unique flavour of our island home, and we feel our red wine cask does exactly this."

As I said the new Jura Red Wine Cask Single Malt Whisky is exclusively available throughout the UK at Sainsbury’s, presented in a 1 litre bottle with a RRP of £44, it will also be available in a 70cl bottle in Carrefour stores throughout France with a RRP of 29.90 EUR.

You will also find the current Jura core range as well as some limited release bottling available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt

Jura Red Wine Cask Finish Review

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Colour: Mahogany gold with glints of crimson.

Nose: Delicate and refined with enticing aromas of a freshly baked blueberry pie, succulent sultanas, creamy caramel and Black Forest fruits. Followed by lasting aromas of honey and ginger spice.

Palate: Tangerines, coffee latte, hints of cassis and lemon meringue pie. The red wine casks bring a final burst of berries and sweet damson plums. The finish is pleasing with hints of vanilla.

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